SBA meetings

Join an active community of veteran and novice beekeepers and listen to talks from a variety of experts.

Meetings are held at 7PM on the second Wednesday of every month and are open to the public.

Spring/Summer Location:
Steppingstone Farm Museum in Havre de Grace
461 Quaker Bottom Rd. Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Link to Farm Museum directions

Fall/Winter Location:
Fallston United Methodist Church, 1509 Fallston Rd. Fallston, MD 21047
Link to Directions

Upcoming meetings | Past meetings

Next meeting: June 14, 2017, 7PM

At 5:30PM Dennis and Gracie will lead a hive check at the apiary.

Location: Steppingstone Farm Museum, 461 Quaker Bottom Rd, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (Studio building at the end of the parking lot)


Check out our new extractor and other items purchased through the Harford County Agriculture Grant!

Featured speaker: Stefano Briguglio
Stefano will discuss the benefits of natural or small cell beekeeping practices and how to build a solid foundation for maintaining healthy colonies in a sustainable fashion. Topics include the importance of regressed (reduced sizing of cells) honey bee genetics and natural comb sizing; obtaining regressed bees or managing existing upsized colonies through transition into natural sizing; and management throughout the seasons, consisting of feeding, treatments, brood nest building, and using pyramiding configuration.
Stefan Briguglio is a commercial beekeeper at his Azure B Apiaries in Indian Head, Maryland. He specializes in removals and trap outs, pollination contracting, and local queen rearing. Over the last decade he has performed hundreds of removals and cut outs in and around the D.C. metro area, and he has learned much about feral bees and small cell apiaries alike.

Upcoming Meetings

Past Meetings (with links to notes, when available)

May 11, 2016 Dave Papke Learning From Experience—What 40 years of Beekeeping Has Taught Me (YouTube link)
June 8, 2016 Club members Q&A with a panel of beekeeping experts, plus a hive check at the Club Apiary, at Steppingstone Farm Museum
July 13, 2016 Club members Show and Tell: tools, devices, inventions, or widgets that will make your beekeeping easier and more productive!
September 14, 2016 Lloyd Snyder Fall management
October 12, 2016 Vincent Aloyo, Ph.D. Pheromones: Communication and control elements within a colony
November 9, 2016 Joe Lewis Sustainable Beekeeping through Nucleus Colonies
January 11, 2017 Susan Myers Landscaping for a New Wild
February 8, 2017 Luke Goembel Ingenious Beekeeping
March 9, 2017 Dr. Dewey Caron "Good News" (for beekeepers)
April 12, 2017 Larry Truchon Raising local queens, overwintering nucs, keeping his apiary self-sustainable, and the Honey Bee Health Coalition.
May 10, 2017 Cybil Preston State of Affairs and Inspection Program